Stillwater Island: An absolutely gripping mystery suspense thriller

· Bookouture
3 reviews

About this ebook

“Mommy, I’m scared.” Marlena’s precious boy lies with his little arm thrown over her thigh. It’s pitch-black, and she can hear seagulls. She realises they must be near water, and a new panic rises in her.


At 2 a.m. one icy winter morning, in the smart suburbs of Jefferson County, local father Ben Parker reports his wife Marlena and their little boy missing.


Rushing to the impressive family home, Detective Megan Carpenter finds the halls adorned with pictures of the beautiful, stay-at-home mom and their bright-eyed son. But that’s not all she finds…


A bottle of prenatal vitamins in the bathroom cabinet reveal that Marlena is pregnant. Why didn’t Ben mention this in his panicked call to the police?


Digging deeper into their seemingly perfect marriage, Megan’s fear begins to grow. The couple are separated, there’s talk of an affair, and the neighbors report loud fights. And then, Megan tracks a young woman believed to be Ben’s secret girlfriend, only to find her lifeless body in a secluded wood.


Ben’s watch lies in the undergrowth, and Megan’s team think she’s cracked the case, but she’s sure something’s not right. Ben’s family has wealth including a private island, and connections in high places. Is someone trying to block their investigation?


As Megan starts to wonder if the answer lies on the Parkers’ closely guarded island, just offshore, a shocking revelation makes her question everything. With a killer on the loose, can Megan find the missing pieces to the most complex case of her career and bring Marlena and her little boy home alive? Or will it be too late to save them?


A totally edge-of-your-seat mystery thriller that will have you racing to the end, from a number one, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Michael Connelly and James Patterson.



Read what everyone is saying about Stillwater Island and the Detective Megan Carpenter series:


OMG!!... I was simply blown away by this… I couldn’t look away from my kindle even when I wanted to. The story took me by my throat making me gasp every few chaptersWow!!’ Shalini’s Books and Reviews, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Holy cr*p what a complete stunner of a read this is. It had everything, sensational, creepy, addictive with a stunningly complex plot from beginning to end and I loved, loved, loved it !!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


OMG! Wow. I loved this book!!… it was amazing! I can’t wait to read more! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down. Loved, loved, loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely heart stopping... gripped my heart and soul... A fantastic read!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


‘I HAD to get my hands on this... will keep you up way passed your bedtime!... an edge-of-your-seat, hold on for dear life, kind of thriller. The suspense is out of this world!’ @ThrillByThePage_, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Wow had me gripped from the beginning until the end… I found myself reading to the early hours.’ Goodreads reviewer

Had me hooked right from the first page… a must read.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Completely blew my mind!’ @escape_tammy, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Devoured it… so compulsive… thrilling… a book I couldn’t put down.’ NetGalley reviewer

Wow kept me on the edge of my seat!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Had me gripped from the first page.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
January 5, 2022
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'Stillwater Island' by Gregg Olsen. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Gregg Olsen, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 7th December 2021. This is the first book I have read by this author. It was previously titled 'Vanishing Point'. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful cover and intriguing sounding synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that this book is 'Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Michael Connelly and James Patterson.' I am a fan of James Patterson so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully this won't be the first... Watch this space! (Written before I started reading the book). This novel consists of a prologue, 63 chapters and an epilogue. The chapters are medium in length so possible to read 'just one more chapter
Claudete Takahashi
December 27, 2021
Although this book is part of a series and I haven't read the previous ones it did not impair the understanding of Stillwater Island. The story has a good plot, it is fast-paced, and leads the reader to think about the wrong persons to be the culprit. It has many twists and turns that keep you reading without getting tired and wishing to learn the truth. One thing is for sure, too much attention or too little attention both are dangerous in a relationship because they can instill unwanted feelings, especially in familial relationships. I really enjoyed this story and will be looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

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